Our attorneys have represented numerous clients in the vindication of their civil rights, which were violated by municipalities and other individuals acting under color of state law. On occasion, municipal employees cross the line when interacting with individuals or businesses and they use their position of authority to retaliate or to treat them differently than others who are similarly situated when implementing their municipal powers. Such wrongful conduct often results in violations of individuals’ and business entities’ civil rights.
Pursuant to federal statute 42 U.S.C. §1983, individuals and business entities whose civil rights have been violated may bring a lawsuit in federal court against the state actors who violated their rights and may seek the recovery of monetary damages or injunctive relief. Our experienced attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients whose civil rights have been violated by municipalities and other state actors. In addition, we also have experience in seeking and obtaining injunctive relief against municipalities and other state actors when individuals or business entities are either being wrongfully prevented from doing something which they are entitled to do or are being forced to do something that they are not required to do.
If you are involved in a dispute with a municipality or other agent of the state and you believe your civil rights have been violated, contact the Business Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your rights and the best strategy for proceeding.